Conservation

Two scientists receive Carr Medal for turtle conservation efforts

This year’s winners of the Archie F. Carr Medal, which honors the late conservationist Archie Carr, are the first of his former students to receive the award. The Florida Museum of Natural History honored Karen Bjorndal and Peter Pritchard with th...
Hellbender

Young hellbenders need a kids’ menu

Juvenile hellbenders have a different diet than adults, a finding that could help improve conservation efforts of the giant aquatic salamanders. A study of diet...
Miami blue conservation

Miami Blue Butterflies

Once common throughout coastal southern Florida, the Miami blue butterfly now ranks among North America’s rarest insects. While the main driver of the butterfly’s swift decline is unknown, tropical storms, habitat loss and coastal development have...
frog on clay pot

Behold, the ancient ones

Frogs date back more than 150 million years in the fossil record, and for centuries, the amphibians have been idolized and used in various ways by different cul...
Gulf Indigo Snake

Newly discovered snake species could aid conservation efforts

They seem similar at first glance, but it turns out the indigo snakes found on Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts are not two of a kind. Florida Museum researchers describe a new species, the Gulf Coast indigo snake, Drymarchon kolpobasileus, pic...